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minority leader nancy pelosi as she prepares to address democrats today. will she stay in her role or will she be stepping down? >> good morning. 48 days until we reach the fiscal cliff, unless congress and the president act. i'll tell you what falling off that fiscal cliff could mean for you and the greater economy. >>> a massive recall from toyota. millions of cars called in because of a steering problem. what you need to know. >> among our guests today, new york congressman steve israel will be joining us. newt and callista gingrich. author kitty kelley. pennsylvania congressman allyson schwartz. patty murray is with us and director oliver stone. it is wednesday, november 14th. "starting point" begins right now. >> look at me i'm whistling our theme song this morning. you're watching "starting point." the scandal, and it's spreading, is now engulfing two four-star generals. there are some new details about the woman who is at the center of it all. her name is jill kelley. she is described as a tammpy socialite. she first reported she's anonymous harassing e-mails to an fbi agent
hill, the minority leader nancy pelosi. is she going to retire? expected to announce her decision later this morning. cnn's senior congressional correspondent dana bash is following some of those developments there. what do you think? is it a yes or a no? what are folks saying? >> we don't know yet but you can barely turn a corner on capitol hill without hearing open speculation. few people really know the answer. i'm told even nancy pelosi's own staff doesn't know. the people i'm talking to, who i suspect do know, won't give me a hint. nancy pelosi has been the house democratic leader for ten years. four of which she was the speaker of the house. and by all accounts she leads her caucus with an iron fist. now she left a lot of her democratic colleagues pretty shocked two years ago when she decided to stay on as minority leader when she lost the gavel. now she really seems to be enjoying this intrigue about her future. listen to what she said yesterday. >> let's see, what time is it now? it's 2:00. on tuesday. i'll see you right here, 10:00 tomorrow morning. while i love you all very de
, we heard nancy pelosi say it -- tax hikes. nonnegotiable. can this solve this? >> she says they are all adults and she automatically puts demands on the table. i thought the whole reason we were going to come together is that everyone was going to say, everything is on the table. in the nancy pelosi blood thirst to raise taxes on wealthy people -- doll two things. tell cause this economy to shed 700,000ions and cause our gdp, economic growth to decrease 1.5%. president obama own this is economy. if they are hell bent on raising tax rates, they are going to make the economy weaker and run into the next election in 2 years and really take a bath, if it looks like they didn't have the economy and improving the economy front and center on their agenda. >> eric: what about it, margie, with nancy pelosi's blood thirst and the obama administration's raiding the taxes on the wealthiest? >> when you look at electorate, half of the electorate wants to see tax increases for the wealthiest americans and another 15% want to see everybody taxed. have you a clear majority of americans tha
. i know you spoke to the democratic leader in the house nancy pelosi. do you get a sense that we're anywhere close to a deal or are we just hearing a lot of happy talk? >> well, you're hearing a lot of happy talk, dan. i think the operative word is "constructive." that's what nancy pelosi talked about. that's what speaker john boehner talked about, constructive, but there's also a lot of urgency. now, nancy pelosi, we have a lot more of this interview, a fascinating interview, only she thought they could work out this deal in mid-december. i asked her, of course, look, we've heard optimism before and this went nowhere. but there is that urgency now. americans are sick of this. this is the second time around. >> and so overnight we saw -- we saw this video of david petraeus' alleged mistress, paula broadwell, his biographer working with her husband, the first time we've seen the two of them since this scandal broke. so let me ask you about the petraeus affair which i know you've been following so closely. where does this go now? what in your view is likely to be the next shoe to d
, congresswoman nancy pelosi is holding a news conference saying she wants to remain democratic leader in the house and aides said she made the announcement just a short time ago while talking with her caucus. let's listen. [ applause ] >> millions of women's votes that it took to re-elect president barack obama. [ applause ] >> yes. >> millions of women's votes who helped us elect a record number of women to the congress of the united states. as you look forward, understand that you are looking into the future. the future of empower. of women in america. you saw some of these faces yesterday among the new members-elect. i said then that they were part of the most diverse caucus in the history of the world, the first time their parliamentary body would have a party who had a majority of women and minorities. as its strength and we're very, very proud of that. i said yesterday we did not have the majority but we have the gav gavel. excuse me. we don't have the gavel. we don't have -- we have our own gavel. we have something more important. we have unity. we do not have the gavel, we do
at the white house on friday, along with house minority leader nancy pelosi and senate majority leader harry reid and minority leader senator mitch mcconnell. jeff, it seems like the media are poised to blame republicans if the deal falls apart. >> if you look at the polling, over half the country believes it's the g.o.p.'s fault if this deal falls apart. why that? the democrats and the president himself have done an effective job of essentially trashing republicans saying that this whole, the reason that there's a, you know, there isn't a deal in the first place, because it's their fault and that's not true. it's both parties that did this and the president particularly not showing leadership and kicking the can down the road and creating a super committee. the media is not covering this correctly at all. reporting that the president want a deficit package. 1 trillion from tending the war and that's going to happen and another trillion from spending cuts in the past so they are he completely ignoring that and again, it's not spending cuts that the president is going to agree to in the end.
think for a while it seems like that now have been more of a possibility. ifs nancy pelosi yesterday said that she absolutely does not want that to happen. and she still thinks that is a possibility. i do not think either party -- there just a beginning of this posturing and negotiations, i do not think either party wants to say, we are going to drive. fiscal cliff. they are in in this happy mood of trying to compromise. polling has shown recently that americans are not super confident that congress will actually be able to cut a deal. hear from betty,s a democratic caller. caller: thank you for taking my call. it is tedious for me, because you cannot trust it. for validity or facts. not only that, but even the news, over and over, there is response about kick the cannot. this is been going on for 12, 14, 24 months. kicking the can, yada yada. and i heard one thing, and that is, the president got some leverage. when he said -- i just stopped. the cuts. this is the leverage that could bring everybody together. stop the tax cuts. i do not want to think about them as an increase. just s
and warns ground attacks will follow >> nancy pelosi remains house minority leader >> i'm back here in five, nice day, today, pretty warm, but changes are coming. we have clouds and rain if your forecast, the latest computer model with the rain, in your future. . when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. >> reporter: nancy pelosi. >> the 72-year-old san francisco resident gathered a group behind her. >> i'm so proud to gather with you, my sisters. a lot of our male friends wanted to come out here. >> reporter: although only democratic women were included in this women girl's day out on the hill. a record number of women will be serving in the new congress, 0 and a record number in the senate, 20. women in minorities make up the majority among democrats in the house. >> for me, it has proven what i believed all along, that women are capable
scandal. and now we add a twin sister to the mix. >>> staying or go? house leader nancy pelosi reveals her plans just hours from now. >>> toyota taking control over a steering problem that could affect millions of hybrids. hey, everyone. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. up first, the tangled web that has insnared two of the country's top military women and two women who are not their wives. this morning we are learning much more about jill kelley, the tampa socialite at the heart of the investigations involving general david petraeus and john allen. first there were threatening e-mails sent from petraeus' writer paula broodwell. >> then he resigned as cia director. now john allen, top adviser in afghanistan, is being investigated for flirtatious e-mails he exchanged with kelley over a two-year period. >> kelley is pleading for privacy now even though she finds herself in the middle of a real-life soap and a here. we are hearing her voice now for the first time in a 911 call to tampa police, that was last weekend,
is looming. nancy pelosi drawing a fine the sand on tax hikes. kevin mccarthy with his take on that. bill: were there warning signs that claimed the lives of american heroes? >> something had to happen to them here. >> my brother is in the marines. it's devastating what happened. or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today. we find the best, sweetest crafor red lobster that we can find. [ male annncer ] it's time for crabfest at red lobster! this year, try 1 of 5 entrees. like our new snow crab and garlic shrimp. a half-pound of tender crab paired with savory shrimp. just 12.99. or dig into our hearty crab and roasted garlic seafood bake. all with salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. so much to choose from, so little time. so ce into red lobster for crabfest today and sea food differently. bill: we see these waterspouts off the coast of miami, florida. check this out. this may look like a special effect for a hollywood movie. it's a video showing a giant funnel of water that looks like
democratic leader nancy pelosi urged extending middle class tax cut. >> we must not hold middle class tax cuts hostage to wealthiest americans. >> republicans know if they don't the democrats will let the upper income tax cuts expire, which they say will hurt job creation. day after the first news conference in more than half a year and the first after the re-election, newspaper seized on the president's suggestion he might not demand the top income tax rate return to what it was under bill clinton. aides with him for the second tour of damage from hurricane sandy suggested mr. obama's demand is for a sure source of re-knew, leaving negotiators to decide how much the re-knew is. >> what i will not do is to have a process that is vague, that says we're going to sort of, kind of raise revenue through dynamic scoring. or closing loopholes that have not been identified. >> on this day, house speaker john boehner claimed that gallup survey showed most people support lowering the deficit ending the tax loopholes and making needed spending cuts. but that is not specific enough for white house. b
minority leader nancy pelosi said no one at this meeting broached any specific numbers for the overall deal. >> i think it would be good if we did something in a $4 trillion category of deficit reduction, which is similar to the grand bargain that was discussed last year and so that would be a standard that i would have, but i don't want to give you the impression that that was the goal. maybe we could do more. >> senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said the republicans are willing to look at enhanced revenue collection, but only if what he called the real problem, entitlement spending, is also on the table. >> harris: james, we did get our first indications of the timetable for a possible deal today. >> that's true. the congressional leaders said their aim is to try to get to the president's desk some outline of a deal by the week after thanksgiving. >> i outlined a framework of the deal with reforming our tax code and reforming our spending. and i believe that the framework that i've outlined in our meeting today is consistent with the president's call for a fair and balanced approach.
, house minority leader nancy pelosi put rumors about her future to rest. there's been speculation she might step down from her leadership post or retire altogether. she raised more money than any other member of congress to put democrats back in power but her party regained only about half the seats needed. >> i have made a decision to submit my name to my colleagues to once again serve as the house democratic leader. >> nancy pelosi is the only woman ever elected as speaker of the house. she served in that capacity from 2007 to 2011, when the democrats lost their majority. her decision to remain in place means the democratic leadership is likely to remain as it is right now with maryland congressman steny hoyer as her deputy chief. >>> another cool day across our area. we're not goi to get a break anytime soon now. chief meteorologist doug kammerer has more on this chilly week. >> normally this time of year we have a little bit of ups and downs. mostly this month we've been well below average. that just continued during the day today. high temperatures today did not make it out of
back into recession. >> we'll also find out if nancy pelosi is going to stay on as minority leader. came leader ten years ago today. last week democrats failed to win enough seats to take back the house. she says she'll make the announcement about hers morning. >> and happening now on capitol hill, massachusetts congressman is holding a news conference on the meningitis out break. calling for tougher regulations for compounding pharmacies. a house subcommittee will hold a hearing on whether the out break could be prevented. 32 have died after receiving tainted steroid shots. >> also happening now, the call for another tobacco tax increase. holding a news conference. wants a $1 increase on the tax. law maker as prove doubling the tax to $2 in a 2007 special session. law makers also approve tax increases on tobacco products earlier this year. >>> also changes coming to maryland live casino. casino officials will today outline plans on how the layout will be changed to make rooms for open table games. more than 125 tables could be added. >> former dc council man kwame brown is waking
spending because the proposal so far, a prominent democrats in the nancy pelosi in the house, not touching entitlements, the sentiment among some of these liberal senators who want to a get 30 signatures on this letter. don't touch pretty much any spending. >> and you are looking at the market today, continuing to sell-off. and we are entering into correction territory. some people we will scream this market is oversold. the reaction it was too fierce. the presidential election, but something to point out, if you look back at history typically after a presidential election you normally get a bump in the market because there is certainty brought to the market. republican or democrat, it's over. but this time not the case. there is just no certainty for companies or investors. you do have this mass exodus from the stock market right now from everything for that matter. leaving gold, oil, everything. neil: how long do we expect this to last? i can understand, you know, getting over the confusion and then the shock that they are still fighting in still hate each other, as if that should war an
minority leader nancy pelosi is responding to the scandal involving general david petraeus and national security came up. take a listen. >> i think there is some answers we have to have about notification to congress. i don't have any reason to think that there are any national security issues at stake in what has transpired. i think some dishonorable things were done and the honorable thing has to be to resign or not to go forward. i don't know -- see, that's what i said. we have to find out what -- who knew what when and why would congress not know. but, again, again, if it doesn't involve national security, the notification requirement doesn't trigger. if it involves poor behavior, it would be nice to know before we saw it on tv. [ inaudible ] >> i guess what i'm describing for you is obviously you want to have some answers but you also want to put them on notice that you have the proper notification? >> well, i had notification if it involves national security, but as you know the acting director is talking to the leaders about what has transpired and how we go forward. i think it i
senators harry reid and nancy pelosi have opposed that idea in the past. he says the president can get them to budge. >> yeah, the president essentially wants what he calls balance. either you increase revenue or you, you know, decrease the spending or you try to find some type of balance. when he gets into these democratic side, they don't want programs to be cut on the backs of, let's say, the recipients, middle class recipients. here's nancy pelosi and how she explains that. >> whatever adjustments would be made in social security should be there to strengthen social security, not to subsidize a tax cut for the wealthiest people in america and say that's how we balance the budget. the same thing with medicaid and medicare. again, we have said we support a grand bargain. >> grand bargain. so right now, i think you'd have to say the democrats feel that after the election, they have some type of mandate. the republicans obviously don't agree, but the democrats want to strike while the iron is hot. the president certainly wants to come to a deal as quickly as possible. time really is running
or cars. president obama and lawmakers are cautiously optimistic about a budget deal. but nancy pelosi says it must include tax hikes for the wealthy. we have the latest. >> reporter: shannon, the house minority leader, nancy pelosi, sits at the negotiates ing table with the leaders, trying to steer the country away from the fiscal cliff. she says he will not accept a deal that does not include tax rate increases for the wealthiest americans. but she also said she thinks negotiators have enough of a sense of urgenc tow get a deal done by the middle of december. >> we are all grownups. we have a responsibility to the american people. the elements for an agreement are there. time is of the essence, the quicker we do tthe more confidence we instill, the better it is for the economy and the american people. >> reporter: republicans, too, have expressed optimism that the fiscal cliff can be avoided and are open to signing legislation that includes new sources of revenue. but the president wants to raise most of that new money with $1.6 trillion over a decade. republicans are not likely to g
house democratic leader nancy pelosi. pelosi says she will announce later this morning whether she will stay on as minority leader after the democrats failed to within enough seats last week to take back control of the house. >>> also there are new questions right now about the political future of democrat jesse jackson jr. who easily won re-election to his illinois house seat last week. jackston has left the mayo clinic for the second time. no word yet on where he is headed or what he might head back to work. he has been on leaf since june for treatment of bipolar disorder. >> the governor of the state saying it is time for him to speak. >>> on the heels of veterans day, boost of monthly benefit checks for vets next year. increases payments 1.7% for 4 million veterans and survivors. the measure headed to the president was held up for weeks because of objections from a republican send nor whose i dent team was not revealed. >> no paycheck quite big enough for what the guys have done. >>> other news this morning, two snow boarders stranded on a mountain since sun day are boek ho --
by democratic leader nancy pelosi. then senators of both parties on their leadership elections. later republican senators john mccain, nancy gramm, and others call for the investigation on the attacks of the u.s. consulate in libya. the senate armed services committee holds a hearing tomorrow morning on the nomination of marine corps general joseph dunford. that is live on c-span 3 at 9:30 eastern. general dunford is assistant commandant of the marine corps. now house speaker john gainer on his party's leadership election and the agenda for the lame duck session of congress. top priority which is jobs. i'm proud of my leadership caucus who are going to serve. and while some of us who are returning to the leadership, we have new members and you will get to hear from them in a moment. our majority is the primary line of defense for the american people against a government that spends too much, borrows too much when left unchecked. i have outlined a framework for how both parties can work together to avert the fiscal cliff without raising tax rates and through a combination of pro-growth tax reform
as opposed to the senate, do you hear anything nancy pelosi is going to have a news conference, a press conference, later today? what do you think she's going to do? any word? >> i have no idea. no idea. >> thank you for your honesty. go get me a cup of coffee. >> did you watch this program yesterday? debbie wassermann schultz said she's staying. most of the people i talk to say she's staying. i think her body language yesterday when she was sparring with the press a little bit suggest she's staying. and if we're wrong, i won't be here tomorrow. >> let's go back to congressman ryan and his comments. the interesting thing that president obama did yesterday, he's been, you know, criticized -- was criticized a lot from a lot of different angles in the first four years of his time in office. but one of the things that the left and some in the center criticized him for was constantly negotiating against himself, that he was not a tactical negotiator. yesterday was as much as anything an announcement. he's not going to get the tax increases that he wants. that number. but he's not coming in -
's a mandate here? >> i don't because then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. see, i think these ideas that we talked about, i think they're popular ideas. this is a very close election. and unfortunately, divided government didn't work very well the last two years. we're going to have to make sure it works in the next two years. that means, i think, that both parties have to talk to each other. >> but could you see yourself supporting a plan that raises tax rates? >> i'm not for raising tax rates. >> so you won't support a plan? >> i don't want to get into negotiating with the media, but i do not support raising tax rates. >> period. >> yeah, i've been saying that my entire career. >> the fiscal cliff. i mean, there are people -- you read them, you hear them, say, you know, let us go off the fiscal cliff. that might be one way to really resolve the situation. what happens if we go off the fiscal cliff? what is the fiscal cliff? >> well -- >> i can't even balance a checking account. what is it? >> it's actually more like 2 1/2 cliffs because
then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. see, i think these idea that we talked about i think they're popular ideas. this is a very close election. unfortunately, divided government didn't work very well the last two years. we are going to have to make sure it works for the next two years. that means, i think, both parties have to talk to each other. >> reporter: diane sawyer asked speaker boehner if you are now the de facto leader of the republican party. and his answer was, oh, i wouldn't think so. paul ryan is a policy wonk. >> i take that as a great compliment from john. >> reporter: is that your role in the republican party, the house policy wonk? >> i have also been one of the house policy wonks. my role is to continue to be a champion of ideas, to help our party be a reform party that shows how we get economic growth. >> reporter: i asked ryan about speculation that he would be an early front-runner for the republican presidential nomination in 2016. he told me it is way too early to even think about the next presidential race. jonathan karl, abc ne
about what transpired. let's listen to house minority leader nancy pelosi. >> lifting the spirits and confidence in our country we will have an economic downturn that must be avoided. we understand our responsibility there. we understand that it has to be about cuts. it has to be about revenue. it has to be about growth. it has to be about the future. so as we cut investments and as we talk about revenue, we have to do so in a way that promotes growth and supports the future. it was good. i feel confident that a solution may be in sight. mitch? >> i can only echo the observations of the other leaders it was a constructive meeting. we all understand where we are. i can say on the part of my members that we fully understand that you can't save the country until you have entitlement programs that fit the demographics of the changing america in the coming years. we're prepared to put revenue on the table, provided we fix the real problem. even though most of my members, i think without exception believe that we're in the dilemma we're in not because we tax too little but because we sp
, thank you for coming in. roll call house editor. that is it for "washington journal." nancy pelosi is giving a press conference in a few moments on c-span 2. we will now join the house which is in session. day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 17, 2012, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate . the chair will alternate recognition between the parties with each party limited to one hour and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and the minority whip limited to five minutes but in no event shall debate continue beyond 11: 50 a.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois, mr. quigley, for five minutes. mr. quigley: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, an estimated 50,000 people die every year as a result of seize years. some of -- seizures. some of these victims are like danny stanton. chicago's mike and mary stanton founded the danny foundation after their 4-year-old son, danny
of the home alive. >>> in a few hours o'clock we'll learn if nancy pelosi will be sticking around as house minority leader for two more years. she has led democrats in the house for the last ten years. california congresswoman lost her position, speaker of the house, in 2010, when republicans took control. those are your headlines. that would be a surprise move. you would have to wonder why she would want to. >> brian: she surprised us last time when she stuck around. >> steve: because she felt that they would regain the power and she would be speaker again. but now she would have to wait at least two more years. >> brian: greg norman weighed in on my golf spring on my swing with nick faldo. >> gretchen: is it like what ernie else said. >> steve: what's new year's without your favorite champagne? you may soon find out. oh, oh a bubble shortage? >> gretchen: obamacare is becoming a reality. is it hurting the people it's supposed to help? stuart varney here on that topic next [ female announcer ] introducing u the latest coffee machine from nespresso. modular. intuitive. combines espresso an
time since last week's elections. nancy pelosi holds a news conference with a newly elected democratic members of the 130th congress. senate leaders talk about the upcoming negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff. that is followed by more on the potential tax hikes and spending .an hollen va = = we held a briefing with newly elected democrats. patrick murphy who defeated alan webb spoke to the new members who take office early next year when the 130 congress convenes. this is 20 minutes. >> at length of time it took for our new members to come onto the platform here is music to my ears into your ears as well. they say that a picture is worth 1000 words. the picture that you see before you is worth millions of votes. millions of aspirations of the american people. problem solvers to come to washington to get the job done. today we welcome our democratic freshmen to washington. they are extraordinary leaders who will make our house democratic caucus the first in history to have a majority of women and minorities in the caucus. you can applaud that. before you you see a broad coaliti
question. >> all right. a lot of questions about nancy pelosi and whether she will continue on as your leader. will she or won't she? >> you know, i think that's probably the hottest question in the capitol right now. but personally if you ask me, i would be shocked if she left. you know, would really surprise me if she stepped aside. nancy pelosi is someone who absolutely loves to be part of the architecture of big major decisions, the big issues. we wouldn't have health care reform without barack obama and nancy pelosi. and with the fiscal cliff issues and the big economic decisions we're going to be making it would be hard for me to imagine she walks away. plus, you know, we had a successful election and we've got a job to finish. so just knowing her, that's my gut feeling. >> did you guys have a successful election? because -- >> you mean in the house? >> yeah, obviously the president won big, the senate won big, but the republicans are still in charge of the house. >> yeah, they are. but, look, i think if you look at -- if this election were not right after redistricting, and if y
nancy pelosi announcing she would submit her mihm as house minority leader. she's staying on. >> i have made a decision to submit my name to my colleagues, to once again serve as the house democratic leader. >> lot of happy people there. pelosi appearing before the press with the women of the house making a bold statement there. there are more women now in the house than ever before. some thought that she would actually step down as house minority leader to try to help out the president. they see her as a liability during the fiscal cliff negotiations. nancy pelosi will be staying on. right now let's send it outside and check things out with christina loren. >> good morning. the warmth is staying on for the next couple of days. we will see the 70s and you can see already little bit more cloud cover out there this morning. storm system on the way. first showers areeve tomorrow night. enjoy it while it lasts. 74 degrees for livermore. 71 degrees today in san jose and san francisco. look at what's on the way for friday morning. heavy rain primt. go ahead and keep that in mind and once this
will be coming together to solve this problem. >> governor, nancy pelosi of course out this morning says she's going to run again for some leadership in the congress. is that a signal that the white house is going to remain more partisan perhaps than some hope? >> actually, i don't think so. you know, nancy pelosi was the one who produced the votes for the financial bailout. you all recall that. there weren't republican votes even when president bush proposed it and secretary paulson. nancy found the votes. nancy is good at finding the votes out of our progressive wing and the president will need votes from our progressive wing and nancy is a good person to do that. >> we'll see how things go down this afternoon and later in the week. governor, lanhee good to see you back. don't be a stranger. >> thanks for having me. >> brian shactman is at hq. >> iag got a downgrade today and the stock is getting thumped already at its average daily volume. 15% to the downside. one of the keys were costs were up because quality of gold they were mining was not as good as they had been in the past. back to
president obama and the four top congressional leaders john boehner, nancy pelosi, harry reid, mitch mcconnell all will begin talks at the white house. cnn's jill dougherty is following those developments for us this morning. she's in our washington, d.c. bureau. good morning, jill. >> hello, soledad. well, this is it. both sides are going to be there. they're looking at the tone. they're looking at the president, what kind of tone will he set? you have to say that they're coming in both sides with their essential positions intact. all, both sides are saying that there is some room for a compromise. so, the essential thing is how do you compromise? if you look at the positions, let's say, of the republicans, and it's most strongly, as i say, relayed by senator mitch mcconnell, he does not, and they do not, want any tax increases. so let's listen to him first. >> and let's be clear, an opening bid of $1.6 trillion of new taxes just isn't serious. it's more than simpson-bowles or any other bipartisan commission has called for. it's been unanimously rejected in the house and senate, it's t
but nancy pelosi saying we have to have cuts. >> about as good as you can expect at an hour or two. >> especially talking about the possibility of getting this done, not at the very last minute but with some room to spare. i don't know what getting it done but it means having all of the elements of a deal completed or whether it means a mechanism or getting it done in the early part of next year but i think every sign that we just got out of the meeting was positive. >> let's bring in senator kent conrad of north dakota. had a busy day already. thank you for being with us. >> you bet. >> i'm sure you were able to hear senator reid say we won't wait until the last day of december, working through the thanksgiving recess. do you agree with john that this was a good first step? >> extremely positive. i'm even more encouraged. you know, i felt all along there's a good chance to arrive at a framework agreement in this lame duck session, lay out the size of the package, how it would be distributed to how much to cut in spending and raise in revenue. lay all that out before the end of the
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